Black stools, 60mg of Lansoprazole

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I have just started today on a 60mg of Lansoprazole daily as experiencing black stools after a pretty nasty acid reflux where I coughed up black stringy bits. I have also a hiatus hernia and gastritis which was diagnosed around ten years ago, but I only found out from my GP today.

Will be referred as urgent to a gastric consultant. Has  anyone else experienced these symptoms and did the medication work.

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    I’ve never had any of these problems. Indeed I’ve never had any difficulties whilst on this medication but I’m struggling to come off it. I don’t want to be on any drugs long term.

    Good luck

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    I coughed up black specs in my phlegm and it sent my anxiety through the roof, I’m on my 14th day of hell with reflux, 1 hour after I eat it’s unbearable. Did you find the cause of the black bits? 
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      Hi matthew96778

      I have never suffered with black specks or any kind of phlegm whilst on the tablets. You need to check this out. Reflux is unbearable and I hope you get sorted by your doctors. Good luck

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      I had a endescopy two days ago and awaiting the results of biopsies. They found duodentis, hiatis hernia and oesophagitis.

      What worries  me is the  black stools that followed and lasted two days. I must have bleed somewhere inside and have no answers as yet. I had no pain at all.

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    I’m on 30mg of Lansoprazole and like clockwork an hour later the burning starts, came out of nowhere and started on New Year’s Day, hope those results come back soon and go well 
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